CITY OF WEEPING WATER
FEBRUARY 5, 2018
Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:02 p.m., on February 5, 2018 at City Hall with the following members of the council answering roll: Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter, and Timron Gilfert. Absent: Lawrence Mozena. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the February 1, 2018 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to approve the minutes of the January 8, 2018 public hearings and meeting as presented. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter, and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
No one spoke during Open Forum.
There were no Fire or Rescue Reports available.
Kurt Powles and Bruce Sorensen gave the Maintenance Report and Water/Wastewater reports respectively.
Tom Compton discussed his application for Camp Host with the Council. Discussion on further review of camp regulations to be revisited at the March 12, 2018 council meeting. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Frew to accept the proposal of Tom Compton’s group (Travis Hogancamp, Tom Compton, Dwight Wander, and Dave Anderson) for the upcoming 2018 camping season. Motion carried with Nutter, Gilfert, and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
Neil Huskey provided information on his drainage issue and the Council discussed options to address needed repair. Motion was made by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter for the City to pay for 1/3 of the cost, once agreement is reached on the best course of action. Motion carried with Frew, Gilfert, and Nutter voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
Issues pertaining to the Vogler Addition will continue to be pursued.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to notify LARM of the City’s intention to take bids for insurance. Motion passed with Nutter, Gilfert, and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
The City Clerk was advised to advertise for summer maintenance and swimming pool employment positions.
A motion was made by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to hire Mary Mozena as Pool Manager for the upcoming summer season. Motion carried with Gilfert, Frew, and Nutter voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
After discussion, a motion was made by Nutter, seconded by Frew to schedule a Spring Clean Up Day, tentatively scheduled for April 21-23, 2018. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
The annual Library Report was presented to the Council by Library Director, Aimee Morlan. It was noted that the Weeping Water Library has received a STAR library designation for two years consecutively due in part to widely attended programs, and circulation.
A motion was made by Frew, seconded by Gilfert, to reimburse Roger Johnson half of the costs associated with attending the League Midwinter Conference later this month. Motion carried with Nutter, Frew, and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the following claims: Salaries-7,931.32; Ne Dept of Rev, sls, whlg, ldg tx-2,175.86; Ameritas, emp ret-620.85; Utilities-Black Hills Energy, 1307.11; Windstream-643.97; Verizon-140.17; OPPD-4,136.22; EFTPS, whlg-2,447.07; United Healthcare, ins-5,190.16; PeopleService, prof-13,372; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,006.20; Post Office, ptg-155; PSN, prof-98.13; Farmers & Merchants Bank, loan payoff, op ln of credit -18,361.20; Cede & Co, swr & st bond pmts-22,625; Triple R Welding, inc pmt-2,500; F&M Bank, wire fees-45; Office Depot, sup-154.51; Meeske Hardware, maint-514.03; WireBuilt, web host-150; Digital Express, envelopes-196; Columbus Telegram, publ-112.29; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-14; Meeske Auto, rep/maint-543.17; EMS Billing, reimb-37.49; MC Squared, sign-65; Olsson Assoc, prof-1,196.62; Baker & Taylor, bks-1220.37; TEI Landmark, audio bks-181.27; Roger Johnson, prof-1,834.79; Murray Bldg & Supp, sup-35; Husker Chem, sup-126.50; General Fire, fire extg insp-174.90; BoundTree, sup-1219.98; One Call, locate fee-4.89. Motion carried with Nutter, Gilfert and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
The Council was advised that due to the City Council meeting early this month, not all usual monthly claims have been turned in for payment. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Gilfert, to allow payment of only those expected claims to be paid which included: Malloy Industrial, rep-482; Sensus Metering, support-1,949.94; Husker Chem Sales, sup-109.25; Cassgram, adv-13; Danko Emergency Equipment, bunker gear-3,267.64; Ne Dept of Rev, ldg tx-20.47; Futuramic, sup-75.60; DXP, sup-31.03; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-60.45; WW Express Lane, fuel-133.22; Stop N Shop, fuel-536.56. Motion carried with Frew, Gilfert, and Nutter voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
It was noted due to schedule constraints, the next City Council meeting will be at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.
/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor
/s/Christina Lawrence, Assistant City Clerk